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Fuelled by reverence, integrity and a deep spiritual connection to the human experience, New Zealand songwriter Kerryn Fields paints timeless musical portraits that do what others rarely can: bring us home to ourselves. 

"Pure Magic" Radio 13

 

With multiple awards and nominations to her name (Music Victoria Best Folk Work 2022, Music Victoria Best Solo Artist & Best Record Finalist 2022, AFMA Contemporary Album of the Year, Music Victoria Folk Act of the Year and Amplify Award finalist, 2021), Fields’ trademark warmth of character , evident in both life and music, fuels a creative offering that expands well beyond her command of guitar, voice and audience. 

"Utterly irresistible" Beat Magazine 


With one hand on guitar and the other firmly upon heart, music moved Fields through a time when chronic illness, family separations and the weight of life changes presented this artist with her biggest challenges yet. It would be her relocation to Melbourne during which Fields would settle into her most significant relationship to date: that with her newfound network of fellow career singers, songwriters and performers. Life as she’d known it would change forever. 

 

Touring extensively around Australia, New Zealand and Canada for the next 10 years with the help of her much-loved camper van, Fields would soon come to realise that something significant was missing. Come 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, a most extraordinary thing happened: Aotearoa called Kerryn Fields back home. 

"Personal, tender and passionate at once" NZ Musician

 

What followed was an unyielding period of radical self-acceptance - and the album to go with it. Water, Kerryn Fields’ 2021 LP details a love story at heart, it details Fields’ journey to Australia - the homesickness, the letting-go, and the falling into love. Raw, evocative and summoning an emotional force greater than the sum of its parts, its 10 tracks were signed off just as Fields relinquished control to the will of her elders - a journey that coursed her through the rivers, mountains and valleys of the heartland. Likewise, songs such as Black Fire and St Kilda Pier narrate tales of new land across shore, shaping Fields’ growing connection to Country - and self, at that.

 

Ultimately, it was Kerryn Fields' early acceptance of the love and pure kindness offered to her by doctors, nurses, therapists and carers that would shape her ability to heal others with her music. It would come as no surprise, then, that the core of Fields’ enduring appeal is her ability to relate - both intensely, and authentically - to those in her presence.

"Showstopping voice" Loud Women

 

Radiating warmth, humor and a depth of character that’s palpable as soon as she enters a room, Fields utilises music and storytelling as a vehicle for doing what she does best: making peace with her own human existence. It’s because of this startling ability to meet and embrace herself so willingly that others feel able to do the same.

"A timeless snapshot of the human experience" Country Queer 

 

Kerryn Fields has appeared at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Out On The Weekend, Blue Mountains Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Newstead Live, Seven Sisters, Artswells (CAN), and more. She has landed coveted support slots with the likes of Nashville’s Lillie-Mae and the Grammy Award-winning Cedric Burnside, and continues touring her celebrated house concert series extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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New album 'Water'

from Kerryn Fields

MUSIC VICTORIA - FOLK WORK OF THE YEAR 2022 (WATER)

MLT SONGWRITING AWARD 'MAMMA' - NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2019

TROUBADOUR FOUNDATION AWARD - 2019

Recorded in beside the ocean, under the light of the full moon.

What could be more soulful or intriguing?

Award-winning songwriter and widely adored live performer, Kerryn Fields offers to the world her new LP, Water - a timeless, fearless, and deeply captivating homage to the full spectrum of human emotion.

Fields' performance is captured live with vocals, guitars, drums and upright bass all in one room and take, listeners will love the sense of authenticity and freedom embodied by the record’s production. There’s a richness and warmth to the sound, almost as if Fields’ exemplary collective of musicians can be heard smiling to - and eyeing off - one another.

And that’s just it. This record? Just like Fields herself, it’s joy and human nature exemplified.

Water is produced by Kerryn Fields and Fraser 
Montgomery (Ash Grunwald, Tracy McNeil, Dan Parsons), engineered/mixed by Fraser Montgomery and mastered by Adam Dempsey (Courtney Barnett, Didirri, Angie McMahon). The album features Joshua Barber (drums) Ben Franz (upright bass, pedal steel), Jen Anderson (fiddle), Harley Stewart (electric 
guitar), Ryan Brewer (piano, hammond, rhodes) and additional vocals by Sam Lohs, Rosie Burgess, Mitch Finglas and Jarryn Phegan.

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Country Queer

ALBUM REVIEW

"A timeless snapshot of the human experience"

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May Magazine

ALBUM REVIEW

"It will quietly floor you"

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NZ Musician

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"Atlantis is so personal, tender and passionate at once"

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13th Floor

LIVE CONCERT REVIEW

"Completely fresh and in the moment"

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Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields
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With multiple awards to their names and thousands of miles between them, Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields are bonafide masters of their craft, having discovered a natural chemistry as performers, the union of their songwriting enables them to explore new depths in their music. 

 

"Exquisite talent can add up to reach even greater heights in collaboration" - NZ Musician 


Their ragged edge comes steeped in Alt-Country and Folk influences, building their sound around acoustic instruments and honest songwriting while devouring records from Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Tracy Chapman, Grant Lee Phillips, Dave Dobbyn and Neil Finn.

 

“Like Presley and Joplin at a dream jam” - Post To Wire 


Matt Joe Gow grew up in Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand, a place with bad weather and good music, meanwhile Kerryn Fields was raised in the North Island with one hand on guitar and the other firmly upon her heart. A kindred connection with their homeland brings an emotive strength to their music and gives their songs a sense of place and purpose.

 

"Together they have found a way to meet and create something new" - Sunburnt Country Music 


Celebrated artists Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields are NZ Country Music and Music Victoria Award winners and have appeared on festival stages such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, Out On The Weekend, Queenscliff Music Festival, Riverboats, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Out On The Green and Tamworth Country Music Festival.

 

“There is no excuse for not seeing them play” - Muzic.net.nz 

"Simply magical performance" Grain Tonic 

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